This is an analysis of the poem Woman's Trifling Needs that begins with:

AN inventory clear of all she needs Lamira offers here; Nor does she fear a rigid Cato's frown When she lays by the rich embroidered gown, And... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010111100101111101010111110101011100101101011100110101110111010101101110101001111010011111001100110101110010101100111101010111001101100100111010101011101101001101101000101011101111101010111111010101110111011001110010001100011100010101010101011101101011010111100101111101110110101110101110100011011101011101111101110111110111011001010011111101011101011101011101011101101010100111101001110111010101010110011101010101101100101011101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1885
  • Average number of words per stanza: 318
  • Amount of lines: 1
  • Average number of symbols per line: 1885 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 318
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Woman's Trifling Needs;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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